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Hetty: A True Story Paperback – April 1, 2010

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Fremantle Press (April 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1921361336
  • ISBN-13: 978-1921361333
  • Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,418,470 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


"A powerful and chilling account . . . candid and vivid."  —Australian

"This is an arresting book . . . an uplifting story."  —Australian Book Review

"An unflinching and chilling account, suitable for secondary students . . . descriptive and accurate in its depiction of cruelty of the Nazi's 'final solution'"  —Australian Bookseller+Publisher

"This is truly a story of survival—told so impeccably, the scenes will unfold before your very eyes . . .  not only an educational tool idea for schools, it is a must-read for anyone."  —Australian Women Online

"Hetty says she wants children to understand the consequences of prejudice and hatred . . . a moving story of survival and love in the midst of unimaginable horrors."  —Scoop magazine

"Hetty's account gives a unique insight . . . [and] draws in the reader . . . Ultimately Hetty is a story about the strength of the human character to not only survive, but live."  —Western Teacher magazine

"Verolme writes of such remarkable characters as the inmate doctor who fronted the camp commandant, the Polish kapo who gave out food from the kitchen, and the British officers who inspected the camp after liberation."  —Adelaide Advertiser

"A true, candid, horrific and chilling story . . . Hetty’s autobiography is well-written, and is particularly effective as its point of view is that of a very young girl."  —Jewish Book World

About the Author

Hetty Verolme was born in Belgium and in 1943 was sent to the Nazi concentration camp of Bergen-Belsen. After surviving she emigrated to Australia and was appointed to the Australian Ethnic Affairs Council. She is the author of The Children’s House of Belsen.

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